Originally Posted by Bigshades
Fractions are AMERICAN.
(I should put 'Not to be pedantic, but...' however I'm sure you were being a bit tongue-in-cheek
Anyway, even the British converted the penny farthing and pound to the decimal system in the late 60's. It'll take a bit longer for them to get 'round to metric since they invented the Imperial
measurement system and boy do they hate to give up stuff they came up with.